Today's News

  • Shoppers welcome return of Sidewalk Days

    Sidewalk Days in Lawrenceburg made its debut last week, featuring live music, grilled food and businesses showcasing their goods in front of their stores.

    Business appeared brisk during the three-day event, which returned for the first time in decades and was sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News.

    As she sat watching Puncheon Creek perform, Jane Ross said she was thrilled to see Sidewalk Days revived.

  • Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday, cook-off Saturday

    A weekend filled with music, pageants and food is on tap as the annual Anderson County Burgoo Festival kicks off this week.

    The festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, highlighted again this year by the annual Burgoo Cook-off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop. The cook-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Lawrenceburg Green, with trophies going to the top three teams.

    The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with music by R&R, followed by performances by Scott Said & Backroads Band at 7 p.m. and Killin’ Time Band at 8 p.m.

  • BIRTHS: Alexander

    Hudson Gregory Alexander was born July 16 at St. Joseph East Hospital.

    He is a son of Jason and Jamie Alexander of Lawrenceburg, and joins a brother, Wyatt Alexander, 2.

    His grandparents are Greg and Denise Cinnamon of Lawrenceburg, and Bob and Cammie Alexander of Lawrenceburg.

    His great-grandparents are Gene and Mary Ruth Cinnamon; Wilma and the late Dale Flygstad; Hazel Smith, the late Robert Smith, and the late John and Milda.

  • News briefs, Sept. 23

    Bailey family plans reunion

    The Bailey family will hold a reunion Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, Frankfort.

    A potluck meal will be shared at 1 p.m., with drinks and paper products provided.

    For additional information, call Danny Bailey at 502-875-5182.

    Book sale during Burgoo

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is having a “Burgoo Book Sale” book sale Sept. 26.

  • Church news briefs, Sept. 23, 2015

    Revival at First Baptist

    First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg will hold revival services Sept. 27-30, the church announced.

    John Franklin, a nationally known speaker in the area of prayer and spiritually healing, will speak.

    “His passion is to provide conferencing and resources to arouse God’s people to seek him for personal and national revival,” according to a news release from the church.

  • Firefighter charged with sex crime

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Monday with trying to procure a minor in a sex offense, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Attorney General Jack Conway.

    Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested at his home in Lawrenceburg, according to the news release, and transported to the Franklin County Jail.

    Meece is a volunteer at Station 5 of the Anderson County Fire Department, Chief Patrick Krogman has confirmed.


    FRANKFORT – Football has changed, but the game is really still the same.

    When they met Friday night, Anderson County, with its multiple formations, and Franklin County, owner of one of Kentucky’s highest-octane attacks, bore little resemblance to three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust.

    But the keys to victory have remained the same from the days of Jim Thorpe to Vince Lombardi to today.

    Hang on to the ball. Block and tackle. Do the little things and don’t make silly mistakes.

  • Fire hospitalizes homeowner, leaves nine homeless

    A fire Thursday evening gutted a home on Alton Station Road, leaving a family of nine homeless and the father hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

    Homeowner Toby McRoberts arrived home to see his house on fire before rushing inside to alert his son, Toby Jr., 18, to get out, according his wife, Donna McRoberts.

    Toby McRoberts was overcome with smoke, but his son managed to escape out of the back of the home.

    There was no immediate word on Toby McRoberts’ condition. His wife said one of their daughters traveled with him to the hospital.

  • Bearcats get chance to show mettle Friday

    There was ample warning that Boyle County might be able to put a football-style hurting on Anderson County Friday night.

    The Rebels thumped Danville the week before, 42-20. That was the same Danville that defeated Anderson in a pre-season scrimmage but Anderson fans tried to take solace in the fact that scrimmages are far different than games. Teams work on things and try to find what they can and can’t do. There are even times when team run a set number of plays regardless of the down situation.


    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley captured the first individual tournament championship of her collegiate career, firing a three-under par 143 over two days to win the Bill Sargent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Community in London.

    Riley’s total was six strokes better than second place finisher Cristina Jiminez, of Lindsey Wilson.

    Riley’s University of the Cumberlands team also took the team title, outlasting Cumberland University of Tennessee.